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Nearly seven million Yi humans reside in Southwest China, yet so much expert humans open air China have by no means heard of them. This e-book, the 1st scholarly learn in a Western language at the Yi in 4 a long time, brings this little-known a part of the area to lifestyles. Perspectives at the Yi of Southwest China is a impressive selection of paintings by means of either Yi and overseas students describing their historical past, conventional society, and up to date social changes.

In addition to being worthy as an ethnographic learn, this ebook can be an scan in verbal exchange between 3 discourses: the cosmopolitan disciplines of background and the social sciences, the chinese language discourse of ethnology and ethnohistory, and the Yi people discourse of family tree and formality. This e-book makes use of the case of the Yi to behavior a world dialog throughout previously remoted disciplines.

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